2003 Citroen C8 SLX 1.9 diesel from UK and Ireland
Not value for money, too many faults
Automatic gearbox failed day three.
Electric windows and locks had a control all of their own, quite often when returning to the car it would be unlocked.
Sun roof would often get stuck open, normally as it started to rain.
Screen wash leaked out of the rear stereo speakers
Engine developed a fault which allowed maximum speeds of 10MPH.
Airbag fault was intermittent.
I purchased a MPV because of the size of my family. Dealers, when loaning courtesy cars need to consider what car is being serviced or repaired. A 2 seater saxo is not great customer service when you have a C8!
The local dealer was extremely helpful, the car being relatively new to the market place has many more faults than I would expect and it would seem that we were not alone with these faults when searching the Internet now. Many reviews read very familiar.
The car is comfortable at speed, not so around town.
Pleased to say we now have a Grand Voyager.. take note Citroen.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 28th March, 2005
19th Feb 2012, 17:33
We have a Citroen C8 2.2 diesel auto, bought in 2006, with full service history with the main dealer we bought it from.
New gearbox required after 14 months and 16k miles. Second gearbox replacement after 53k miles.
It is back in the dealer, having done 65k miles, and we are faced with another gearbox. We are not prepared to pay for this, so we are planning to take legal action against dealer (pity we can't sue Citroen) unless we are offered compensation.
We also have had the "limp mode" problem, where the engine suddenly drops revs and needs to stop for five minutes while it resets.
We estimate that since 2006, it has been back to the dealer 40 times.